Voting machine pulled after malfunction

By: Rob Hughes Email
By: Rob Hughes Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) It happened Monday at the Goodwill voting site in Grand Junction. Officials say three voters had successfully used the machine, but a fourth voter had issues. We're told he wasn't able to get the machine to record his vote properly. Election judges confirmed the voter was having trouble, cancelled his vote, and issued him a paper ballot. The machine was then checked by a technician, re-calibrated, and taken out of service for the election.

"We understand that he left satisfied, but I also know that he reported it to a lot of news agencies, so maybe he's not fully satisfied; but we did the best we could," said Sheila Reiner, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.

Officials ensured the previous three votes were counted. They say there are several safeguards to protect voters from accidentally voting for a candidate they didn't intend to, and say the best thing to do is double-check your ballot.

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